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Letters to Edgar Lobel and Mary Lobel

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MS. Eng. lett. c. 782, fols. 88-97

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Comprises letters to Edgar Lobel from (fols. 88-92) A.E. Cowley, Bodley's Librarian, 1919 (4 letters), (fols. 93-95) Gilbert Murray, 1923, 1933 (2 letters), (fol. 96) Rudolf Pfeiffer, 1933 (in German), and one letter to Mary Lobel from (fol. 97) Owen E. Holloway, 1982.


  • Creation: 1919, 1923, 1933, 1982


10 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 782, fols. 88-89].

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MS. Eng. lett. c. 782, fols. 88-97

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 23592


Letters to Edgar Lobel and Mary Lobel.

Biographical / Historical

Edgar Lobel (1888-1982) was a Greek scholar and a sub-librarian at the Bodleian Library, 1919-1934. Mary Lobel (1900–1993), née Rogers, was an historian and editor. The Lobels were married in 1927.

Sir Arthur Ernest Cowley (1861–1931) was an orientalist and librarian. He was Bodley's Librarian, 1919-1931.

George Gilbert Aimé Murray (1866-1957) was a classicist and internationalist. He was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford.

Rudolf Carl Franz Otto Pfeiffer (1889–1979) was a classical scholar.

For further details about Edgar Lobel, A.E. Cowley, Gilbery Murray, and Rudolf Pfeiffer see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. An obituary of Mary Lobel was published in the Independent newspaper. No biographical information is known about Owen E. Holloway.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs. Mary Lobel, Sep 1987.

Letters to Edgar Lobel and Mary Lobel
EAD version 2023 by Marion Lowman
EAD version 2023
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